Ms. Denham served for more than four years as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Industry Operations for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). Prior to joining RILA, Ms. Denham worked on Capitol Hill for Rep. Cal Dooley (D-CA) for more than 13 years in a variety of roles including legislative director and chief of staff. Ms. Denham also served a stint as Legislative Director to former Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR). Ms. Denham handled all of her Financial Services Committee work during this time. In 2004, Denham served as a senior staffer on the Kerry-Edwards Presidential Campaign where she worked as Chief of Staff to Elizabeth Edwards. Denham received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Davis in 1990. She received her Master’s in Public Administration from the George Washington University.